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Larry answered:
Clinton N.J. has a nice downtown with shops and restaurants and features a scenic waterfall.
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Fri Nov 10, 2017
Dcgarrett451 answered:
Sell it "as is" to a cash investor - without an agent commission - and quick closing.
The investor will only pay 70% of "refurbished - marketable - value" - but, you could be ahead compared to - cost of repairs + continuing ownership costs (mortgage, utilities,,,) + commissions.
We (unloaded) one that way - when forced to move due to job transfer.
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Sat Nov 4, 2017
Lips1962 answered:
I’ve lived here since the building opened. Cliff over Edge - the ceanup sites on the river is enough of a reason, but there are many more “community” reasons, too. Good luck.
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Thu Nov 2, 2017
Bill Sillery answered:
In 1979 before a zoning ordinance existed for mother daughter construction did the building inspector have authority to issue construction permits for such construction?
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Tue Oct 31, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Yes this is standard. However, be firm and put some pressure on the broker. Use this strategy: "You stated that your fee is $_____. However, since you're in NJ and not Manhattan, I know that rents and brokerage fees are cheaper on this side of the Hudson River. I want to pay $____ (calculate 10% less or 75% of 1 month's rent). See what the broker says. He/she may agree, counter with something else or reject it outright. It doesn't hurt to try. Worst case scenario - you have to pay the full fee.

Just that I know from experience, brokers along the Hudson River think they can get away with charging high fees because they know most renters are from NYC and are used to paying high fees and getting ripped off for everything. So brokers in NJ figure, hey if they do it in Manhattan, I can do the same in NJ.
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Mon Oct 30, 2017
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Fri Oct 27, 2017
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Sat Oct 7, 2017
marilyn answered:
I work downtown Newark. The area has certainly improved and is truly a renaissance city with mega law firms, Prudential Center, FBI now has one of its headquarters there, WholeFoods is there as well along with lots of restaurant choices, food spots and shops. The environment is safe and clean during the day but I can not speak to after 7pm. May be a good question for the Rutgers, NJIT, Essex County College and Seton Hall Law Students that reside on campus at the Newark locations. Hope this helps a little. ... more
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Sat Sep 30, 2017
Drlockandkeyco answered:
If you want to know what a town anywhere is about, the secret is to meet a police officer and talk to the police. Ask the hard uncomfortable questions. Listen to how that officer answers. Pay attention to the officers body language. Listen to a police scanner for that Dept. Particularly on a Friday or Saturday night you will learn what the truth very quickly. ... more
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Fri Sep 29, 2017
dasnj1 answered:
Ride through as the buses get out and ask the parents waiting for their ask how bad is crime and check out City-Data website . http://www.city-data.com/
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Fri Sep 29, 2017
dasnj1 answered:
Best thing to do is ask an officer on patrol on Main St . They will usually give you their opinion. Realtors usually won't answer that question nor can they tip you off that a house/ apartment is over priced . City data is good website to chaeck out all REPORTED crimes . Remeber if the police don't properly report it - it will not be on the FBI crime report. ... more
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Fri Sep 29, 2017
John C answered:
The Teterboro station operates on the weekdays but the train doesn't stop there every time. You can walk there by the area where the Walmart in Teterboro is. You can get the 163 and 164 bus to New York in several stops on the Boulevard and the 161 bus on Route 46. ... more
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Thu Sep 28, 2017
Nancy Leder answered:
Depends where it is..... Certain parts of Chambersburg are worth more than others and depends what condition its in...
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Wed Sep 20, 2017
Ummehani.sadarwala asked:
We would like to have ease of commute to NYC and have a small family with 1 infant. would love to families with similar demographics around us.
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Tue Sep 19, 2017
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Mon Sep 18, 2017
connoranne answered:
it took me about 3 months to get mine removed, i went with a company called Select Us i didnt try to get it removed myself. what was great about going with a company and not doing it myself was that a judgment that i didn't know about had came out of no where and they also helped me settle it before it hit my credit... they where really great ... more
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Sat Sep 16, 2017
Darcy G, Dickenson answered:
Quaility of Life, Why live anywhere but near the the Ocean, City Living has it's perks But the Beach Rules and the West Cape May Elementary K-6 is an Excellent, Folks pay to send their children there, My son went there 26 years ago and the 7 kids he started Kindergarten, with he is still friends with. Your Children can start working as soon as they want, Andrew was 12, he had a love for $100. skate shoes and quite the collection by the time he went away to Collage.. There is always work to be had at the Beach, low crime , no traffic 8 months a year, and the Beach Did I say the Beach? September is a nice time of year, small crowds, no lines, good weather, and inexpensive rentals www.capemayproperty.net ... more
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Fri Sep 15, 2017
Claudyjlouis answered:
Irvington is a dirty ghetto just like Newark, East Orange, and Paterson that's why it's so cheap to live there. You get what you pay for. If you want a nicer suburban area Union, Maplewood, South Orange & West Orange is much cleaner, quieter. ... more
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